GitLab Portfolio Management: Upcoming features

2018H1 Advanced epics integrated with roadmaps

  • Advanced epics supporting discussions, subscriptions, and integration with issues.
  • Integration with roadmaps.
  • Labeling.

2018H1 Capacity and resource management

  • Plan / estimate team capacity by using groups.
  • Groups and subgroups to represent teams.
  • Assign people hours/days/time unit as a capacity measure. Associate with entire team or individual team member.
  • Allocate team members to issues and epics over time.
  • Integrate with roadmap view to see projected completion time. Track in real time results.

2018H1 Time tracking and work management

  • Improve existing time tracking feature in issues.
  • Expand to epics and integrate with epics.
  • Reporting on time tracking.
  • Integrate with roadmap view to see past results and future projected results.
  • Integrate with capacity and resource management.

2018H2 Code release management

  • Manage code releases.
  • Support release notes.
  • Integrate with issues, epics, merge requests, and milestones.
  • View code releases in the roadmap view.
  • View epics and issues contributing to code releases

2018H2 Granular and flexible work breakdown structure

  • Support granular and flexible work breakdown structure for issues and epics.
  • Have epics of epics, i.e. sub-epics (nested epics).
  • View and manage epics and issues at the group level.
  • Navigate back up to higher abstraction (higher-level epics, starting all the way at the leaf node (an issue)).
  • Integrate with roadmap view to quickly expand/collapse tree structures.

2018H2 Risk management

  • Manage risk of epics not being completed on time.
  • Indicate how at risk an epic is at for not meeting the deadline, based on integration with capacity and resource management features.
  • Dashboards and notifications to surface risky projects/groups/epics.

2019H1 What-if scenario planning

  • Visualize potential impact in the overall portfolio if you were to make a change, without actually persisting the change.
  • If risk management features are telling you that you are falling behind in a particular epic, provide features to do a what-if re-allocation of resources to see what would be the impact.
  • Deep integration with time tracking also to get the data.
  • Integration with roadmap view to see the changes.

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